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Tait Radio Congratulates LAPD's Medal of Valor Recipients

June 15, 2011
Executives from Tait Radio Communications attended the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) annual Medal of Valor ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., to honor the recipients.

Video: Flash Mobs Turn Criminal

June 13, 2011
Groups of youth are using text messaging and social media to gather at specified locations as so-called "flash mobs" primarily on the city's South Side, where robbers attack people with pepper spray. Of late, flash mob attacks were reported in the Streeterville neighborhood.
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Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps

June 9, 2011
MacRumors highlighted the change in Apple's App Store Review Guidelines. "Apps which contain DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving, will be rejected."

Report: 25% of Hackers are FBI Informants

June 9, 2011
The Guardian is citing the publisher of hacker quarterly 2600, who told the publication hackers are "susceptible to intimidation" and are usually willing to work for the feds rather than face long prison terms.

L.A. Times: Eliminating Red-Light Cameras Makes Sense

June 9, 2011
Following the Los Angeles Police Commission's decision to get rid of red-light cameras in the city, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial endorsing the move because "the evidence in favor of the cameras isn't compelling enough to urge the City Council to keep them running."

General Dynamics Itronix Introduces Rugged Notebook for LE

June 7, 2011
General Dynamics Itronix introduces the new, fully-rugged GD8200 notebook computer. The GD8200 delivers powerful computing, razor-sharp images in full sun and highly sensitive global positioning in a compact, fully-rugged case.

IBM's New Solution Designed to Improve City Information Sharing

June 6, 2011
IBM's Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities is designed to allow all city agencies to share intel for better overall management and services to citizens.

Obama Signs Patriot Act Renewal

May 27, 2011
The law signed late Thursday was initially passed after the 9/11 attacks and authorizes law enforcement authorities to get court approval to obtain "roving wiretaps" on suspected foreign agents with multiple modes of communications, track non-American "lone wolves" suspected of terrorism, and obtain certain business records and even library records.

APCO Rebrands MEDS Software as 9-1-1 Adviser

May 20, 2011
9-1-1 Adviser guides public safety communicators through emergency calls by populating the appropriate questions and actions on their computer screens. Additionally, communicators can quickly access key functions, such as CPR, childbirth, obstructed airway and airway control at the top of the screen.

Michigan Agency Expands In-Car Video In Police Vehicles

May 19, 2011
Tired of its outdated in-car video solution in only 15 vehicles, the Flint (Mich.) Police Department sought to upgrade and expand the system. With help from Livonia, Mich.-based Security Countermeasures & Technology Services (SCTS), the agency added an Insight Video Net solution to 50 vehicles.
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